International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy

70th Meeting - June 22-26, 2015 - Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

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Future Dates

The following dates are tentative:

71st International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy @ UIUC - June 20-24, 2016

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The Canadian Light Source will be hosting a workshop on the collection and analysis of High-Resolution Vibrational-Rotational spectra. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a practical introduction about the analysis of Vibrational-rotational spectra. Also included will be an introduction to the use of synchrotron facilities (specifically the CLS) for the collection of High-Resolution spectra.

Please click here to visit the workshop website.

Topics will include:

  • Collecting High Resolution Infrared Spectra at a Synchrotron (Chair: Brant Billinghurst)
    • Introduction the Far-Infrared Beamline
    • Applying for Beamtime
    • Preparing for your beamtime
    • Brief OPUS tutorial
    • What makes an experiment a good candidate for synchrotron work
  • Basic Physics of High Resolution Spectroscopy (Chair: Dennis Tokaryk)
    • Nomenclature
    • Transitions
    • Selection Rules
    • Perturbations
  • Analysis (Chair: A.R.W McKellar)
    • Loomis-Wood Plots
    • Combination Differences
    • Using Fitting tools
    • Understanding fitting parameters
    • Handling Perturbations

  • This workshop will be held Friday afternoon and all day Saturday (6/26-27) immediately following ISMS.

    Further details will be added shortly.

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    Related Conferences

    International Symposium on Free Radicals "perpetual website"

    Talk in Honor of Marilyn Jacox from the 2014 ISMS Women's Luncheon by Zakya Kafafi (file will auto-download)

    EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015
    AS4.1/GI2.5/IG9 Advanced Spectroscopic Measurement Techniques for Atmospheric Science

    AMOC 2015 (Anharmonicity in medium-sized molecules and clusters), Madrid, Spain, April 26-30, 2015

    11th International User Meeting and Summer School on Cavity Enhanced Spectroscopy, Boulder, Colorado, USA, June 16 - 19, 2015

    The XVIII Symposium and School on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy (HighRus-2015), Tomsk, Russia, June 30 - July 4, 2015

    The FEMTO12 conference on femtochemistry, DESY, Hamburg, Germany, July 12-17, 2015.

    The 24th Colloquium on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy (HRMS 2015), Dijon, France, August 24-28, 2015

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    There are currently two ways to retrieve material from past Symposia. Starting with the 50th meeting, the complete program as displayed on our website has been stored, and is accessible by following the links below.

    Abstracts from the first Symposium onward have also been permanently archived in searchable systems maintained by the Ohio State and University of Illinois libraries. Abstracts from 1946-2013 are available at the OSU International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, and those from 2014-present are available at UIUC Library Knowledge Bank (IDEALS).

    Instructions for searching abstracts, including for chemical formula and spectroscopic symbols using LaTeX notation, are available at these sites.

    If you would like to purchase a copy of the Abstract Book from a previous meeting, please contact Birgit for availability and pricing.

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    Click here to view a few photos from earlier years

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